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Kudzu MammaKudzu Mamma

Invasive plants, beware: Kudzu Mamma (aka Beth Borden) is after you! On display at Southern Environmental Center through March 2016, Beth's whimsical figures, animals and lampshades are made from kudzu vines. Originally introduced for erosion control, kudzu now crowds out native plants and trees. Beth's wonderful art forms certainly represents a creative response!

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Save the Date for Darter Festival 2016

This year's Darter Festival will be Sunday, April 17 from 12:00 - 4:00 pm. Stay tuned for more information this spring.

ReNews, the newsletter of the Southern Environmental Center

It has been a great spring for the Southern Environmental Center. The Darter Festival, held April 18 at Railroad Park, was our most successful ever. All proceeds will go to help Turkey Creek and to protect the three species of endangered darter fish that live there. Youu can read more about the Vermillion Darter and more In our Summer Edition.

SEC receives award from Keep Birmingham Beautiful Commission

The Southern Environmental Center won the 2015 Keep Birmingham Beautiful Commission's "First Place Award" for its work promoting environmental concepts and offering sustainability opportunities. The awards luncheon was held on July 17 at the Harbert Center.

Save the date for Ecofest 2015

This year's Ecofest will be Thursday, Oct. 15 from 5:30-9 p.m. Stay tuned for more information this fall.

Turkey Creek swimming hole selected

Turkey Creek Nature Preserve has once again been highlighted as a great place to cool off in the summer. Check out the photo gallery of the swimming hole in this post from June of 2015.

SEC featured in University Business

In an article entitled "Giving new life to old campus space", the Southern Environmental Center was featured in University Business